Kader Kaneye

An experienced Social Entrepreneur and Change Leader, passionate about empowering youth and women and fostering community development through impactful community involvement, entrepreneurship and startup ventures, Kader Kaneye is also a Certified Public Accountant with 12 years of experience in promoting corporate ethics through auditing and consulting for complex International Development Organisations and Governments (highest level) as well as in Banking and Services in more than 15 countries across Francophone Africa.

After graduating from Harvard University, Kader has focused his energy in the African Development University – A.D.U. in his home country, Niger. The mission of A.D.U. is to identify the most talented young people of Africa, provide them with world-class liberal arts education blended with African moral values, connect them with the most prestigious organisations for internships and job opportunities, and prepare them to lead the development of their nations and become change makers.

As of today, A.D.U. is the first non-profit Liberal Arts University in the Sahel Region welcoming visiting faculty from Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Tsinghua, Peking and similar world-class institutions. After a competitive entrance exam, 70% of the student body is female, and 100% of students are currently in quality internships from the President Office to the most influential corporations in the country after undergoing a technology-readiness training (with computers provided by A.D.U.) and intensive English language courses, in order to prepare them to compete at a global level.